Todd’s Sabbatical Adventure- Week 3, Back in the States!

Last Known Location: Grand Portage, Minnesota

Week 3 Progress

I left Thunder Bay, Ontario, this morning, Thursday, and I am now back in the States. Getting closer to DeLuth! Reminder: because I have arrived two weeks earlier than expected, I’m going onto St. John’s, Collegeville, to take a retreat at the Benedictine monastery there. Internet service here on the North Shore of Minnesota is inconsistent. If you don’t hear from me for a few days, that’s why. Continue reading

Todd’s Sabbatical Adventure- Week 3, Wednesday

I arrived safely in Thunder Bay this afternoon. Tomorrow, Thursday, I will return to the US at Grand Marais, in northern Minnesota. Here are some photos from yesterday, May 24. They are of Nipigon Bay, on the north side of Lake Superior.  It was my most challenging day of cycling so far, in terms of hills.  But it was also very beautiful.

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Todd’s Sabbatical Adventure- Week 3, Tuesday

Here is both sunrise and sunset from my campsite at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, on the north shore of Lake superior.  Beautiful!  I have no photos from yesterday, Monday, because we were socked in with fog. Today I am on to Nipigon, and then Thunder Bay, and then, on Thursday, back into United States.

I am way ahead of schedule – My son does not fly into Duluth until June 11 – so I’ve just made plans to continue cycling down to Collegeville, Minnesota, where there is a Benedictine monastery where I will make a retreat for several days.

Todd’s Sabbatical Adventure- Middle of Week 2

Last Known Sighting- Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

Hello, everybody!  Here are some recent photos.  They are all from Manitoulin Island:  The view from the site of an old Jesuit mission, my campsite in Sheguiandah, on the island, and a plaque commemorating the Jesuit mission.  More to come. Hope all is well back at Trinity! I’m so grateful for this time.

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Todd’s Sabbatical Adventure- Week One

circle tourFrom April 24 through July 24, Fr. Miller will be on sabbatical.  He already spent the first week relaxing at the rectory in Newton, and now is experiencing a circle tour of the Great Lakes on his bicycle which began Friday, May 5 with a road trip to Vermont and will conclude in Boston sometime later in July.  His son will fly to join him in Duluth, Minnesota, in mid-June for the ride back to Boston.  See below for the map and the first installment of pictures with captions to explain.

Weather permitting, he should have passed through Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and have begun heading north around Lake Superior by next weekend, May 21. But there is a lot of rain in the forecast, so we’ll see…

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